The 'Stranger Things' Kids Handed Out PB&Js at the Emmys
Award shows are notorious today for their long hours of taping and unceremonious lack of food for celebrity guests. Host Ellen DeGeneres made a whole lot of new friends when she hilariously had pizza delivered to the Oscars in 2014, handing slices to Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, who all eagerly accepted.
Jimmy Kimmel took matters into his own hands this year while hosting the 2016 Emmy Awards, going a little more old school with his snacks of choice. Pulling up a live stream of his actual mother backstage, who was surrounded by towers of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Kimmel said, “I know these shows are long, and I know a lot of you haven’t eaten since Labor Day. So I have a little surprise for everyone . . .”
Kimmel promptly announced the kids from the Netflix hit Stranger Things, who then rode in on their bicycles, baskets full of brown-bag lunches to hand out to the hungry guests. The some 7,000 PB&Js, Kimmel said, were crafted by his mother.
Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, aka Eleven, Dustin and Lucas, were aided by Kimmel and an army of snack helpers in handing out the bags, each containing a sandwich, an apple, a juice box and a note from Jimmy’s mom:
Kimmel also added, “Raise your hand if you have a gluten allergy. I just want America to see which of their favorite celebrities are the most annoying.”
Celebs like Sofía Vergara and Kevin Spacey were seen chowing down on the handmade sandwiches, but coolest-celebrity-ever Kristen Bell could not be satisfied. She posted a picture of herself after the show enjoying a well-deserved slice of pizza.
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